There are many factors to take into account when you encounter a diagnosis of Young-Onset Dementia (YOD) for a loved one. This is a collection of need-to-know information, based on the experience of the YES! Board who have either lived through this experience, are experts in their field, or both.

Are you a caregiver? Take a look at our resources for caregivers.

For an overview of dementia, including progression and early signs, see this page. 

Several key areas of life will be affected by a YOD diagnosis.


Advanced directive, power of attorney, last will and testament

Medicaid & Disability

What is Medicaid? What is the eligibility criteria?


Long term care, social security/disability, asset management

Resource Links

Below are some of the leading sources of information on dementia and Alzheimer’s.